It has been just over a month since Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy. Today the Live-On-Tape performances that were recorded in the event an artist could not perform in Turin have continued to be released. The next performance that was released was LPS’ performance of their song “Disko”.
LPS (short for Last Pizza Slice) are a Slovenian teenage pop band. Their five members are Filip (vocal), Gašper (drums), Mark (electric guitar), Zala (bass guitar, saxophone), and Žiga (electric keyboard). They formed in 2018 in the music room of their school. LPS plays music in a variety of genres, from disco to soul, rock, and more. They won the right to represent Slovenia in Eurovision 2022 by winning EMA, having gone through all the other rounds of EMA and EMA Freš to get all the way to Turin.
What is a Live-On-Tape?
A Live-On Tape performance is essentially a backup performance. Last year they were used in the event that a delegation could not travel to Rotterdam. This proved to be the case for the Australian delegation in 2021, due to the strict travel restrictions in place in the country at the time. Iceland also had to use a backup performance, however instead of the one they recorded in Iceland they used rehearsal footage, recorded in Rotterdam. Iceland had to use a Live-On tape due to the fact several members of Daði & Gagnamagnið tested positive for Covid-19 during Eurovision 2021.
Watch the Other Live-On-Tape Performances
At the time of writing, you can now watch the Live-On-Tape performances for Ronela Hajati (Albania), Citi Zēni (Latvia),Monika Liu (Lithuania), Marius Bear (Switzerland), Vladana (Montenegro), and Ochman (Poland).
Slovenia’s Eurovision Journey
In 1993, Slovenia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest with 1X Band and the song “Tih deževen dan”, which placed 22nd. Since their debut, they have participated 26 times (15 of which, where they qualified for the Grand Final.)
Slovenia’s recent Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by LPS, who represented them with the song “Disko”, which placed 18th in the first semi-final receiving 15 points from the jury and televoters, finishing last in the semi-final.
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